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Semmco Marine 15 EEBD Product Support Overview

15 minute On Ship Emergency Escape Oxygen Device

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Marine 15 EEBD FAQS

How can the EEBD Marine15 be stored safely onboard a ship?

The storage bracket has been specifically designed to be easy to fix to a wall so that the EEBD Marine15 can be stowed in an accessible area.  It can be fixed to a wall using a stand screw and each frame will hold one ship EEBD Marine15.

Can the EEBD be carried around the waist?

Yes, the EEBD can be easily carried around the waist by fitting the specially designed belt clips that work inconjunction with a wasit belt.  The clips are very easy to fit, simply snapping into place and they can be used with our waist strap or with the wearer’s existing waist belt.

How do I carry the EEBD?

The EEBD can be carried across the shoulder/back using the carry strap.  Alternatively, belt clips can be fitted to the carry case and used inconjunction with the waist belt and the EEBD can be mounted around the waist.  The belt clips are easy to fit, simply snapping onto the carry case.

How do I dispose of the EEBD once it has been used or reached the end of its life?

Once an EEBD has been used or reached the end of its life, it should be returned to Semmco LPS so that our strict disposal and recycling processes can be followed.  You can find our contact details here.

Does the Semmco EEBD use Lithium Hydroxide to remove CO2?

No, the Semmco EEBD uses potassium superoxide (KO2) to remove CO2 and produce fresh Oxygen in the breathing circuit.

Can you re-use the EEBD?

The Semmco EEBD has been designed for single use and so once it has been used it should be disposed of/recycled in an environmentally friendly manner. It can be returned to Semmco LPS for disposal and recycling.

How much does EEBD weigh?

The EEBD Marine and Industrial Escape Sets both weigh approximately 1.3kg (2kg with the storage case).

How long can EEBD sets be stored for?

EEBD Industrial and Marine can be stored for up to 15 years. During that time, regular visual inspections should be carried out to ensure the set remains viable. The EEBD is stored in an airtight, sealed container. As long as the seal remains intact, the set will be viable. However if the seal is broken moisture could enter and this could result in the EEBD not being able to be used. An easy to see visual indicator on the storage box enables checks without removing the set from its storage point. If the visual indicator is blue the set is viable; if the visual indicator is pink the set is compromised and should not be used.

Are there instructions or videos showing how to don and doff the sets?

Yes there are videos on the website that show how to don and doff both the HEAD Sets and the EEBD Sets. Follow this link to see the donning and doffing instructions for the HEAD range and this link to see the donning and doffing instructions for the EEBD range.

How can you carry and store the sets for emergency use?

The HEAD range is supplied in a sturdy carry case that can be carried over the shoulder, via belt loops or stored in an accessible area within a facility or vehicle.
The EEBD Marine has been specifically designed to fit into existing storage brackets or stowage areas onboard ships. The family of EEBD’s can be stored in a wall bracket, we can supply these to you. There is an inbuilt shoulder strap that can be used. If the EEBD is to be carried on a regular bases optional extra carrying solutions can be purchased, please contact us to discuss what is the best for your application.

As the HEAD sets and EEBD sets contain a chemical do I need to store them carefully?

No, both the HEAD sets and the EEBD sets can be stored safely in a suitable storage location such as a cupboard, shelf or bracket. The HEAD sets are packed in a vacuum sealed bag inside the carry case. The EEBD sets are stored in a sealed, sturdy carry case.

Can I get training on how to use the products?

Yes, Semmco LPS provides both full day and half day training sessions depending on the customer’s requirement and the training can be carried out on-site or vitually via video training. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Does the training session include being able to don and doff the sets?

Yes, Semmco LPS has developed a specific training set that provides the same experience as using the ‘live’ product so that those attending the training courses can become proficient in how to don and doff both the HEAD Escape Sets and the EEBD Escape Sets and feel confident in their capabilities.

How do you know if the set is safe to be used?

Each HEAD/EEBD Escape and HEAD Working/Rescue set is fitted with a visual indicator that shows the validity of the set.  If the indicator is blue it confirms the set is viable.  If the indicator is pink it indicates that it could have been exposed to moisture and therefore should not be used.  The set can be returned to Semmco LPS for inspection.

Do the sets have a storage cylinder for the oxygen?

The HEAD and EEBD ranges do not require a storage cylinder.  The breathing source is supplied via the the potassium superoxide (KO2) chemical that is contained in the sets generators. As the wearer breathes across the KO2 in the closed breathing circuit, the moisture in their exhaled breath creates a chemical reaction and the KO2 liberates fresh oxygen and removes CO2. As a result there is no cylinder present.

How does the set work?

The HEAD Escape and Working/Rescue Breathing Apparatus and EEBD Escape Sets are closed circuit chemical oxygen re-breathers using the same principle that involves KO2 (potassium superoxide).  The wearer breathes into the set and the moisture in their breath reacts with the KO2 stored in the generators and produces fresh oxygen and removes the CO2 waist gas in the breathing circuit. There is a reservoir which stores approximately 6 litres of oxygen that is replenished every time the wearer breaths in and out of the set.

Is there technical information about how the set works?

Yes, we have product datasheets that can be downloaded from the website, just click on this link for the HEAD Datasheet and this link for the EEBD Datasheet.

What is the duration of the sets?

The HEAD range includes three different durations for escape sets – 10 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes. The HEAD working/rescue sets are 15 minutes.  An in-built audio and visual alarm indicates the duration of the set.
There are two variations of the EEBD Escape Set depending on which environment they are to be used. For the Marine industry the duration is 15 minutes and for any other industrial application the duration is 20 minutes.

Are the sets easy to put on?

Yes, both the HEAD range and the EEBD range are very simple to don.
The HEAD Escape Set is simply pulled over the head and the internal oronasal mask positioned to cover the wearer’s nose and mouth.
The EEBD Escape Set is simple too – once removed from the storage case and hung around the wearer’s neck, they simply insert the mouth piece and position the nose clip before pulling the hood over their head(if required).